PAST TIME PASTIMES; FAIRGROUND FIELD WORKERS

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Places:

  • Angus
  • Berwickshire

Subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Landscapes and seascapes

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: PAST TIME PASTIMES; FAIRGROUND FIELD WORKERS

Reference number: 8248

Date: 1930c / 1937c / 1948c [re-ed. 1987]

Director: [filmed by John V. Jackson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 15.24 mins

Description: A compilation reel. Features fairground attractions taken around 1948, such as Gypsy fortune teller, coconut shie and merry-go-round, followed by a snapshot of workmen in the fields enjoying a break. The reel ends with a few commercial productions aimed at children such as British Pathe 'Dizzy Daredevils' and Punch and Judy.

Handwritten notes on original can:- "Old time fairground attractions c. 1948. Field workers break time vintage farm cart and tractor c. 1930 (selo). Family outing children with model yachts at pond c 1937. Dizzy daredevils stunt men. Puppets Punch and Judy. Edited 1987."

Assume re-edited 1987, according to information on original can label.

Shotlist: [shotlisted from VHS, manual control track]

[Col] PAST TIME PASTIMES [BW] No. 7 Fun Fair Swing High Swing Low shot swingboats in a row (0.23) woman visits Gypsy Lee, fortune teller (0.30) The Gypsy's Warning? ints caravan, gypsy reading palm (0.51) On the target shooting game (1.08) A Bull's-Eye wins a prize! man collects his prize of an ashtray (1.18) Three Shies a Penny man plays the coconut shie game (1.37) Merry Go Round gvs same (2.07) children's swing merry go round (2.32) Steam Boat Swing gvs same [Note the ride made by 'Gray's'] (2.54) The Big Attraction - Flying High! flying merry go round (3.26) picnic basket with bottle of milk, rolls, sandwiches etc the boys and men all pour out piping hot tea from kettle and digging in to food [workmen on break from fields, Angus?], sharing out rolls (4.08) shot of farm machinery, the men stopping and having a break (4.44) shot of fancy car, baby and children and mum in the car, another lady outside (5.45) model yachts at pond, children playing (6.49) Associated British-Pathe Ltd. Bantam Pack presents Dizzy Daredevils shot of man climbing ladder then diving from a very high height [repeated several times, different angles, slo-mo etc] 'Pat Collins' written on side of container, below (8.21) escape artist all tied up is hoisted up on crane and in mid-air escapes (9.26) Peak Film Productions present a 'Gem' release. World Copyright Reserved. No. 5 Puppet Preview. Cairo Kate, the sultry siren presents her inimitable "Dance of Egypt" string puppet dancing (10.17) "The Witches Hotpot" starring Wotta Witch, Sammy Skeleton, Dee Lirium gvs puppet show (11.10) G36 Punch and Judy gvs violent puppet show where Punch beats up baby, wife, beadle, hangs someone then gets his come-uppance from the crocodile [intertitles throughout] The End (14.23)